Tuesday, 16 September 2014
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Feb 15 2007 | 2:24pm ET
The RBC Hedge 250 Index, an investable benchmark composed of 250 funds, returned 1.18% in January, RBC Capital Markets announced today. That figure trailed both the finalized December return of 1.4% and the Standard & Poor’s 500, which was up 1.51% last month.
As other indices have show, January was a good month for event-driven funds. The RBC mergers & special situations index rose 2.55% in January. Strong performances were also turned in by convertible arbitrage (1.9%), multi-strategy (1.84%) and managed futures (1.65%). On the other end of the spectrum, both fixed-income arbitrage (0.1%) and macro (0.3%) were essentially flat.
Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET
As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…
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